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The Hand Control (AZ) from Celestron is compatible with all Altazimuth mounted NexStars, including SLT, LCM, SE and CPC series computerized telescopes. It is a hand control for Celestron's NexStar computerized system. Its database is upgradeable and kept current via the internet. To use the hand control plug the phone jack connector into the hand control port labeled on the electronics control panel.
The Hand Control (AZ) is designed to give you instant access to all the functions that your telescope has to offer. With automatic slewing to over 40,000 objects, and common sense menu descriptions, its variety of features can be mastered in just a few observing sessions.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Window: dual-line, 16 character display backlit screen for comfortable viewing of telescope information and scrolling text
Instructs the telescope to use a selected star or object as an alignment position
Direction Keys allow complete control of the telescope in any direction
Contains the following catalogs; Messier, NGC, Caldwell, Planets, SAO brightest stars, and lists of the most popular objects
Displays the coordinates and useful information about the celestial objects selected from the database
Tour mode seeks out the most interesting sky objects for the current date and time, and automatically slews the telescope to those objects
RS-232 Jack allows interfacing with a computer to control the telescope remotely
Tracking rates: sidereal, solar, lunar. Tracking modes: alt-az, EQ north/south. Slew speeds: 1,2,3°/sec - 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x. Alignment procedures: skyalign, auto 2-star, 1-star, 2-star, solar system